Hugh O’Neill, Earl of Tyrone (Notes)

Eleanor Hull
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[1] His genealogy is given in Fynes Moryson, A History of Ireland from 1599 to 1603 (1735), i, 12-16.

[2] Thomas Gainsford, The True, Exemplary, and Remarkable History of Hugh, Earl of Tyrone (1619).

[3] Sir John Harington, Nugæ Antiquæ (1792), ii, 3-4, 6.

[4] C. P. Meehan, Fate and Fortunes of the Earls of Tyrone and Tyrconnel (1868), pp. 414-420, where the correspondence on this subject is collected; and cf. Trevelyan Papers, ii, 101.

[5] Cannon-balls and bones of the Spaniards are still from time to time turned up in the locality.

[6] A translation of Captain F. de Cuellar’s letter to Philip II, recounting his Irish adventures, will be found in Armada Tracts, No. I, ed. Henry D. Sedgwick (1895).

[7] Fynes Moryson, History of Ireland, i, 28; Lee, “Brief Declaration of the Government of Ireland,” in Desiderata Curiosa Hibernia, i, 106 (1772). There is an unpublished tract by the same author entitled “The Discoverye and Recoverye of Ireland,” written in 1599-1600, in the British Museum (Add. MS. 33743).

[8] Poem by Blind Tadhg O’Higgin, who sang the praises of the Maguires and O’Rorkes at the end of the sixteenth century. He was murdered by the O’Hara family about 1617. See O’Grady, Catalogue of Manuscripts in the British Museum, pp. 430-432, and E. Knott, ii, 49-53.

[9] O’Sullevan Beare, Hist. Cath. Iber. Comp., vol. iii, Bk. II, chs. vii, viii, xi.

[10] The full account of this nefarious transaction will be found in Fynes Moryson’s History of Ireland, i, 24-26. FitzWilliam denied that a bribe was accepted, but in such a matter FitzWilliam’s word can hardly be trusted.

[11] Lee, “Brief Declaration,” op. cit., i, III. This memorial was drawn up for Elizabeth during FitzWilliam’s Viceroyalty.

[12] These are O’Sullevan Beare’s figures; the numbers differ somewhat in the different accounts, but all give the Irish an advantage. Hist. Cath. Iber. Comp., vol. iii, Bk. IV, ch. v.

[13] Sir John Harington, Nugæ Antiquæ (1792), ii, 235.